Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women

Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women

The Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) is a subset of the Covenant Ministerium that works to help women clergy fully live into their calls. The women and men of ACCW work in advocacy, education, resources, and fellowship to move toward a stronger and more egalitarian minsterium. ACCW meets at conference and national Covenant gatherings.

Women clergy are found in increasing numbers in the Evangelical Covenant Church. As of 2012, there are 370 credentialed women (26% of 1783) and 62 women serving as senior or co-pastor (9% of 754).

The Advocate: eNewsletter of ACCW
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If you are a Covenant clergy person or a student preparing for Covenant ministry, ACCW invites you get involved. Read more…

Award Program

Our annual awards program recognizes contributions to women in ministry. There are six different bi-annual awards and three are awarded each year at the ECC’s Annual Meeting. Read more…


Our timeline of events, people, and decisions is an endeavor to keep track of the unfolding history of women in professional ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Read more…


The governance of the ACCW is determined by the our constitution. The constitution was produced in 1998, revised in 2007, and then extensively rewritten and passed in 2010 to move to a representative board made up of liaisons. The Constitution was revised in 2012 and is available for download. Download now

Commission on Biblical Gender Equality

The Commission on Biblical Gender Equality exists to educate people in biblical equality regarding gender; to advocate for justice in the structure of the church regarding gender; to equip the church to articulate the truth about Biblical equality regarding gender; and to advocate for the modeling of women in ministry and leadership in all possible venues within the church. Read more